Swedenborg and Life

Swedenborg and Life

Swedenborg and Life is a weekly webcast that explores a broad range of spiritual topics in the context of Swedish scientist and seer Emanuel Swedenborg’s experiences of this life and the next.

This audio-only podcast is an adaptation of a video-based show, and there will be times when there are references to the visuals in the original episode. To get the full video experience (absolutely free!) check out our YouTube channel, offTheLeftEye. For more about Emanuel Swedenborg, visit www.swedenborg.com.

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    Law of Attraction

    What is the “Law of Attraction”? Is it real? Swedenborg says yes, but you have to understand how it operates and where, considering different levels of life and reality. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and co-host Dr. Jonathan Rose explore the writings of eighteenth-century scientist and spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg to see what they can learn about the laws of the spiritual world and how they apply to our lives in the physical world.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIMKCKRC7rI

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    10 Questions: Divine Human, Intoxication, and the Rapture

    Curious about life's greatest mysteries? This Swedenborg and Life original series seeks to find answers about this life from the afterlife. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and co-host Dr. Jonathan Rose from the Swedenborg Foundation and other featured guests take ten questions we've received from viewers and provide insights with the help of eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYJ571hkxQA

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    False Gods: Mysteries of the 10 Commandment Explained

    How can a God who is willing to punish children for their parent’s actions be described as merciful? How can anyone this possessive be the moral role model that God is supposed to be? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and co-host Dr. Jonathan Rose explore the writings of eighteenth-century scientist and spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg to see what they can learn about the inner meaning of God's first Commandment in the Bible: “You shall have no other gods before Me."

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKcIUMpCNok

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    10 Questions: Guardian Angels, Forgiveness, and Self-Improvement

    Curious about life's greatest mysteries? This Swedenborg and Life original series seeks to find answers about this life from the afterlife. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and co-host Dr. Jonathan Rose from the Swedenborg Foundation and other featured guests take ten questions we've received from viewers and provide insights with the help of eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPWBhDRC68s

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    Life Isn't Fair . . . Or Is It?

    "Our mind is our spirit, and the spirit is a person, with the body being a covering through which the mind or spirit senses and acts in its world." --Divine Love and Wisdom 386, Emanuel Swedenborg

    In this episode, host Curtis Childs and co-host Dr. Jonathan Rose explore the writings of eighteenth-century scientist and spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg to see what they can learn about God's role in the circumstances, both good and bad, that can define our lives.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42BEBqN0H3Y

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    Repentance: How To Be In Heaven Now

    "Active repentance is examining ourselves, recognizing and admitting our sins, praying to the Lord, and beginning a new life." - True Christianity, Emanuel Swedenborg. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and co-host Dr. Jonathan Rose explore the writings of eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg to see what they can learn about the difference between confessing sins and repentance and how sinners can still make their way into heaven.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_-zxnqG_sg

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    Is It Safe to Talk to Spirits?

    Emanuel Swedenborg said: “It is clear how dangerous it is on this planet, when spirits speak with people, or people listen to spirits operating in them..." But is there a safe way to talk to spirits? Let's find out! In this episode, host Curtis Childs and co-host Dr. Jonathan Rose explore some of the communications eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg had with spirits and what he wrote about the upsides and downsides of contacting those in the afterlife.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD_rMNoZyNw

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 12

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to discuss your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide insights into these matters with the help of eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESfVa1wED7o

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    Spiritual Warfare: The Battle Between Heaven and Hell

    Do we all have an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other? How does the spiritual war between good and evil play out in our everyday lives? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings about how heaven and hell flow from the spiritual world to the physical world and affect us all.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COwnnC5J5ms

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    5 Kinds of Spiritual Experiences

    The spiritual world is all around us, but what states of consciousness can we be in to have awareness of it?Can we glean any insight for our own experience based on Swedenborg's? In this episode, hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose explore eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s own spiritual experiences and the various states of consciousness he describes experiencing in them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFIKSDFrOEI

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    Spiritual Secrets About Color

    What can colors teach us about God and spiritual life? More than you might think! Join us as we explore the spiritual meaning of colors and how they appear in the spiritual world.

    Click below on Show More for full episode description, free book downloads, and contact info.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JlTB5cxvVYs

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    10 Questions: Psychopaths, Miracles, and Effective Prayer

    Curious about life's greatest mysteries? This Swedenborg and Life original series seeks to find answers about this life from the afterlife.

    Click below on Show More for full episode description, free book downloads, and contact info.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0Dn8AwO2gzc

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    The Meaning of the Book of Revelation: The Throne Room

    A throne, a sea of glass, elders, lamps, very strange creatures, and more. What can this imagery tell us about God's work in our lives right now?

    Click below on Show More for full episode description, free book downloads, and contact info.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1pAbz6Z05Eg

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    What If I Don't Like Heaven?

    Does what you've been taught about heaven and God really make sense? Join us as we traverse what Swedenborg learned firsthand about heaven, seeing God there, and why it will feel like our true home.
    Click below on Show More for full episode description, free book downloads, and contact info.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=018bOaRUhYA

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 11

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to discuss your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more!

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode.

    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FNeWUtL82g

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    10 Early Signs of a Spiritual Awakening

    Delving into Swedenborg's own journal of dreams gives a rare insight into the process of a spiritual awakening that spanned a two year period.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKl67zV6XP4

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 10

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to discuss your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more!

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft4PUhbo4lE&t=25s

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    Why Did Jesus Suffer and Die?

    What was the significance of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus? Swedenborg offers us a different way to understand how Jesus bore our sins and saves us.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqsbY9gRXxo

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    The Spiritual Meaning of Water

    We're surrounded by it, we breathe it, and it makes up more than 50% of the human body. Join us as we dive into the spiritual insights this ever-present and essential substance has to offer.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BZvhSfBMw8

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    Conscience: How to Build Heaven in Your Mind

    What if conscience was way cooler than whether or not you should eat that cookie? Turns out, there are different kinds and levels and ultimately, it is the infrastructure for heaven in us.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz0EX6EQ8Ss

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    10 Questions: Negative Self-Talk, Redemption, and the Size of Angels

    In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take ten questions from viewers and provide insights with the help of eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksUvGp61a74

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    Why Doesn't God Prove that He Exists?

    Is proof of God really helpful? Swedenborg writes it actually can get in the way of developing genuine faith. Join us in exploring why.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9znAucDnXZ8

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    Do We Reincarnate?

    Either we reincarnate or we don't, right? It depends on how you look at it. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings about the nature of spiritual reality and the process of our spiritual growth.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVYKEfpnxj0

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    Why Does the Bible Say “The Dead Know Nothing?”

    The Bible is divine revelation and yet can seem inconsistent in its message. Swedenborg's study of the language of correspondences can help. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings about the inner meaning of the Bible.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GNzmofUnxM

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    10 Questions: Astrology, Astral Projection, and Too Much Love

    Curious about life's greatest mysteries? This Swedenborg and Life original series seeks to find answers about this life from the afterlife. In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take ten questions from viewers and provide insights with the help of eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbV9a-Ey0tk

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    Do Spirits Play a Role in Addiction?

    Could there be spiritual forces at play when it comes to cravings and addiction? A career scientist who recorded his spiritual experiences has some thoughts. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings about how spirits can influence our mental states.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMxdZiguxlI

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    The Heaven Project

    Ever-expanding and evolving joy. How can we harness these qualities of heaven in our human experience? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings about heaven and earth.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX4zanR4OgA

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    Does My Life Matter?

    Whether you know it or not, your life is essential—in both mundane and momentous ways. Let's explore some of the hidden contributions we have to offer our spiritual and physical realities. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings about the universal human and the nature of heaven to see how we can use these concepts to see the value and usefulness of our own lives.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33FfPQsf_zU

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    The Meaning of the Book of Revelation: 7 Churches

    There’s a symbolic language used in the Book of Revelation and throughout much of the Bible. Let's uncover the secret invitation to a heavenly mindset disclosed in chapters two and three. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings about how the seven churches discussed in the Book of Revelation represent all of us, in the afterlife and on earth, who are working on some kind of spiritual life.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVIw0rptRrQ

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 9

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to discuss your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide insights into these matters with the help of eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BmSqB25Bsw

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    The Day-to-Day Process of Our Salvation

    How does salvation work? Swedenborg says our “work week” is symbolic of our growing spiritual connection with God. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings about how salvation works through a process of spiritual reformation and regeneration, which he discovered during his mystical explorations of the afterlife.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkTtsrFbLTs

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    What Will You Remember in the Afterlife?

    What’s the purpose of our memories and how will they be used in the future, as in after we die? Swedenborg says: “Our outer memory belongs to our body, but our inner memory, to our spirit.” In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings about the spiritual significance of our memories, which he discovered during his mystical explorations of the afterlife.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChnFC9N0jfc

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    How to Feel the Presence of Angels

    Swedenborg affirms that we're always connected to angels through our thoughts and feelings. Let's explore how we can turn up the volume and enhance our spiritual connection! In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century scientist and spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg learned about angels during his mystical explorations of the afterlife. Join in as they delve into his incredibly detailed writings to see what they reveal about our daily connection with angels—and how we can grow even closer to them!

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPOKhqowhPE

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    10 Questions: Soulmates, Eating Animals, and Spiritual Families

    Curious about life's greatest mysteries? This Swedenborg and Life original series seeks to find answers about this life from the afterlife. In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take ten questions from viewers and provide insights with the help of eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb-7BX0ctoI

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    Revelation: Vision of a God-Centered Life

    The book of Revelation starts with a vision and ends with a vision, both portraying a heavenly mindset with God at the center. How can we take those uplifting visions for the future of humanity and find ways to live them every day? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore the inner meaning eighteenth-century scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg uncovered in the Bible during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world. Join in as they go through the first chapter of the book of Revelation to explore the spiritual meaning of the vision and the symbolism of the seven stars and seven lampstands that John saw.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiIvETrJ8g4

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    How to Respect Spiritual Boundaries in Relationships

    Is there a spiritual solution to the most common problems in human relationships? Watch now for ways to free yourself from interpersonal conflict and self-induced misery as well. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg learned during his mystical explorations of the afterlife. Join in as they take concepts from his spiritual writings and combine them with modern-day psychology principles to come up with loving solutions to relationship problems.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1QAWnVZh1k

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 8

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to discuss your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide insights into these matters with the help of eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7PAMcOpM-I

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    How Spirits Are Connected to Your Health

    Worry, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Could there be spiritual causes to such maladies? What can we do to boost the immune system of our body and soul? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg learned during his mystical explorations of the afterlife. Join in as they delve into Swedenborg’s fascinating accounts of how the spiritual world can affect our health in the physical world.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N-ofY8eLvw

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    How to Live in Eternity Now

    Every moment is a new beginning—and new beginnings are eternally present. Let’s explore how time and space are spiritually connected in the here and now! In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg learned during his mystical explorations of the afterlife. Join in as they delve into Swedenborg’s fascinating accounts of how time and space work in the spiritual world and what it means for us in the physical world.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO-Oj7exXC4

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    Are There Animals in the Afterlife?

    Swedenborg saw many animals in the afterlife and all were a reflection of the spiritual space. Will you be reunited with your beloved pet and how do the souls of humans and animals coexist in heaven? In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests explore eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s vivid descriptions of animals in the afterlife.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK_DW5KTh5I

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    10 Questions: Anger, Aliens, and the Inverted Trinity

    “When that 'I don’t know' plunges off the head into the heart, the philosopher dies and the mystic is born." This Swedenborg and Life original series seeks to find answers about this life from the afterlife. In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take ten questions from viewers and provide insights with the help of eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR-9BSwwgx0

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    The Last Judgment

    Is it possible that the Last Judgment as portrayed in the Bible has already happened? If so, where did it happen, when did it happen, and how did we miss it? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg learned during his mystical explorations of the afterlife. Join in as they delve into Swedenborg’s fascinating accounts of a spiritual Last Judgment, in which he stresses God’s love and mercy and combats the fearful prophecies of fiery destruction and eternal damnation that have characterized this subject for so long.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aatSnt0ahc

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    Swedenborg 101: The Basic Nature of Everything

    Join us for the who, what, when, and where of Emanuel Swedenborg. Watch this fascinating overview of his perspectives on the afterlife, God, the Bible, and spiritual growth. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg learned during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world. Join in as they delve into Swedenborg’s life, spiritual awakening, and resulting philosophies about the relationship between this life and the afterlife.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q14EcEwQVQ

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    How to Understand the Trinity

    “The Trinity is well known to the Christian world, yet in other ways it is unknown.” Swedenborg asserts the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one the way our soul, body, and actions are one. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg learned about the Trinity during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world. Join in as they discuss how Swedenborg’s description of the relationship between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit differs from conventional Christian descriptions--and why it matters to religious and non-religious people alike!

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YbEHk2N884

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 7

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to discuss your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide insights into these matters with the help of eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUS1BcVkBNw

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    Where Thoughts Come From

    How does a thought come into existence? And who besides you may be involved in the creation of those thoughts? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s accounts of how the soul and body work together to form thoughts based in the physical and spiritual worlds.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubVY_jmZhog

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    How Angels Take Care of Us When We Die

    What if dying isn’t scary, but instead it is full of love and care from angels? Let’s learn about how the process of crossing over prepares us for our new spiritual life. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s accounts of how we pass from earthly life to the afterlife and how we are guided and cared for by angels on the other side.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rnk72vH7Ws

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    Spiritual Insight Through Gardening

    Is the practice of gardening a blueprint for spiritual growth? Learn how we can all benefit from the spiritual seeds of love and wisdom! In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg learned about gardens during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world. Join in as they discuss how the human mind is like soil in which both spiritual and earthly truths can be planted like seeds and can multiply without end.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52XCzosn3mo

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    Three Kinds of Evil Spirits

    Swedenborg believed that the unseen forces of heaven and hell shape our conscious experience. We believe that the more we learn about the dark, the easier it is to move toward the light! In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world about the different types of evil spirits. Join in as they discuss how the dark side can influence our thoughts and what we can do to stop it.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o21lGQMyllw

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    End Times and Jesus Christ

    Did Jesus predict the end of the world in the New Testament or is there more to the story? Why were Christ’s messages so cryptic and what else could they really mean? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered about the end times during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world. Join in as they discuss Swedenborg’s spiritual interpretations of related Bible passages and what he said it all means for humanity.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x65SXTNlhTo

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 6

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to discuss your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide insights into these matters with the help of eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxXF5QaX5eM

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    The Spiritual Reality Behind All Faiths

    Is there a baseline spiritual reality at the heart of all religious faith traditions? If so, should we focus on similarities instead of differences? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered about the value of religious diversity during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world. Join in as they discuss how love is the spiritual reality and common bond that connects all faiths.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-US1qib37g

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    The Four Strangest Creatures in Revelation

    There are some weird creatures depicted in the Bible. With Swedenborg’s insight, though, we see how these creatures symbolize hidden messages from God. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world about the inner meanings of the creatures described in Revelation. Join in as they discuss what Swedenborg called correspondences and delve into those spiritual truths that correspond with the locusts, red dragon, first beast, and cherubim described in the Bible.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVA1SxDnRgQ

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    Spiritual Freedom

    Can our own thoughts and desires be more of a prison than physical bars and walls? Can we break free from earthly cravings and attain spiritual freedom? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered about spiritual freedom during his time in the afterlife. Join in as they discuss how choosing to be led by God is actually more spiritually liberating than is choosing to be led by your own earthly pleasures and rational decisions.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1alL7mRL5zA

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    The Spiritual Meaning of Numbers

    Are numbers just numbers or do they possess spiritual properties? Swedenborg said that numbers, especially those in the Bible, do have spiritual meanings. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and afterlife explorer Emanuel Swedenborg discovered about how spiritual meanings flow into numbers when they descend from the spiritual world into the earthly world. Join in as they discuss numbers 1 through 12, particularly as they relate to the stories in the Bible.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G1tmJSt1bo

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    How to Travel in the Afterlife

    What if you could be with someone instantly just by thinking about them? Let’s explore spiritual physics, shall we? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered about how spirits travel in the afterlife. Join in as they discuss what Swedenborg revealed about motion and distance in the spiritual realm—and how we move around in it from here on earth too!

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8n3anFk7d4

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    The Power of Heaven's Angels

    Are angels powerful enough to answer our prayers and protect us on earth? If they are, then why don’t we more often see, hear, or feel their presence? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered about angels during his reported out-of-body experiences in the afterlife. Join in as they discuss what Swedenborg revealed about angels in heaven, including their powers, weaknesses, and connection to us on earth. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5stx6Nd4j64

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    The Reality of Heaven and Hell with Howard Storm

    Few NDE reports include accounts of both heaven and hell. Emanuel Swedenborg and Howard Storm reportedly experienced both and there’s much to learn! In this episode, host Curtis Childs talks with near-death experience survivor Howard Storm, author of both "My Descent Into Death" and "Lessons Learned." Watch as the two discuss how Howard’s 1985 near-death experience changed him so deeply that he went from being a devoted atheist to a devout Christian minister. Like Swedenborg, Howard saw both heaven and hell during his experience and shares his story in hopes that viewers will find answers to their own spiritual struggles on the path toward God.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT0n16l89sg

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    When Religion Went Wrong

    When did the church turn from a symbol of hope and unity to a symbol of power and division? Swedenborg points to hidden meaning behind the Tower of Babel story in the Book of Genesis. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had to say about religion and the church and the beginning of its controlling agenda. Join in as they reveal how Swedenborg came to the conclusion that any reference to Babel or Babylon in the Bible is a secret correspondence to worship based on self-love.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yv3uXTcaco

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    3 Simple Ways to Love Everyone

    Think and act with love and compassion toward everyone, every day. Maybe it’s not so simple, but it can be done. Learn how! This 100th-episode live event & web stream took place in Bryn Athyn, PA. Encapsulating one of the major themes of the series, the 100th episode focuses on ways to think and act with compassion, offering practical techniques and exercises for a love-centered approach to everyday interpersonal interactions. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl7s8kiLrhE

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 5

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to discuss your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide insights with the help of eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk1fCrCBZ8

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    The Infinite in You

    What is your sense of self and where does it come from? If we are vessels for the Lord, then how can we truly be free to be ourselves? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had to say about our selfhood and its essential connection to heaven and hell. Join in as they transform Swedenborg’s insights into relevant ways you can avoid the evil influences that lead to an ego-driven existence and nourish the divine influences that lead to a loving, selfless existence. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KPZKkrijxo

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    Renewable Spiritual Energy

    What fuels our souls? Let’s explore how Divine love powers and hellish love pollutes our spirits. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had to say about the stream of Providence and temptations of hell. Join in as they transform Swedenborg’s insights into relevant ways we can convert external pollutants into clean, renewable energy for our souls. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEIc8cIE05w

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    Spiritual Fermentation

    Why did Jesus turn water into wine? Is spiritual salvation reflected in the process of chemical fermentation? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore the revelations about salvation and regeneration that eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had during his spiritual explorations. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. This particular episode contains a few minutes in the middle where there is a video of winemaking with no narration, so feel free to skip ahead if you're just listening! Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM3bqHLnGXQ Correction: Curtis means that the 100th episode of Swedenborg and Life will happen on Monday, May 9th 2016, not March 16th. For more information visit: http://www.swedenborg.com/swedenborg-life-100th-episode-live/

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    Three Conversations with Angels

    What do those in the spiritual world think and talk about? Let’s look at conversations Swedenborg witnessed between angels—and even demons. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore the conversations between angels and demons that eighteenth-century mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg said he witnessed during his spiritual explorations.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNlONTiE0zg

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    Everyday Spirituality

    How can we connect our minds, bodies, and souls on a daily basis? Let’s explore what spiritual living looks like and why it’s important. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore practical ways to incorporate spirituality into your everyday life by offering tips from their own practices and guidance from eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual insights. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtCEAiCq4JU

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    The Meaning of Easter

    Easter represents Jesus’s Resurrection. It also represents the spiritual renewal going on inside of us all the time. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through the revelations that eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had about the Crucifixion and Resurrection during his spiritual explorations. We’re going to take a look at the spiritual meaning Swedenborg uncovered in the Bible parables about the Exodus, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection and study their symbolic parallels with modern-day Easter traditions. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhD5R6oEmHU

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    The Good Thing About Hell

    Does hell serve a purpose aside from punishing sinners? Can any good come from hell and evil spirits? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through the revelations that eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had about hell and the purpose it serves in the physical and spiritual worlds. His perspectives offer a unique view of God’s relationship with hell and its evil spirits, and he even provides some viewpoints from evil spirits themselves! This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpCWOpiTVds

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    How to Create Heaven on Earth

    Can we replicate and experience heaven on earth? Let’s take a look at what’s been tried so far, why it hasn’t worked, and what could work. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through the revelations that eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had about experiencing heaven on earth during his spiritual explorations. His perspectives offer a practical guide to manifesting heaven from within by connecting to our higher spiritual selves in the physical world. If we can collectively operate from a place of love for ourselves and each other, Swedenborg and many other spiritual teachers predict an amazing future for the human race on earth. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRMY2BX527g

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 4

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to discuss your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide insights with the help of eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Y1uevv8GM

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    The Meaning of Noah and the Flood

    Is the Noah’s Ark story in the book of Genesis really about God destroying creation? A spiritual Bible interpretation of the story reveals its true meaning. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through the revelations about the Old Testament parable that eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had during his spiritual experiences. Swedenborg’s perspectives transcend literal interpretations to provide a hopeful lesson about salvation. While it may seem like the Bible story is about God destroying creation, Swedenborg’s spiritual perspectives suggest that it symbolizes God’s still-ongoing efforts to save us from self-destruction. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B54Ofpf26Ek

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    Sensing Your Spiritual Body

    You cannot see it, hear it, or touch it and yet you know you have a soul. Can we use our outer physical senses as a pathway to our inner spiritual senses? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through the revelations about the mind-body-soul connection that eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had during his spiritual experiences. Throughout his vast theological and philosophical writings, Swedenborg devotes much attention to meticulously describing the composition and inner workings of our bodies and souls. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw49L60yDZs

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    Spiritual Marriage

    Universal soul mates: Light & heat, goodness & truth, husband & wife, God & you. See how the union of two elements expresses the fundamental connections of the universe. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through the revelations about the inner workings of marriage that eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had during his spiritual experiences. His perspectives reveal one of the deepest joys we can experience as humans through the union of marriage with all that is good and true. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Nyz6EvR18

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    What the Bible Is

    Is the Bible just an outdated book of confusing and contradictory moral lessons? Here’s one spiritual explorer’s philosophy on the hidden meaning of the Word. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through the revelations 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had about the Bible during his spiritual experiences. Throughout his vast theological writings, Swedenborg devotes more pages to discussing the inner, spiritual meaning of the Bible than to any other topic. His perspectives reveal the powerful messages of divine love and wisdom behind the seemingly baffling and obscure stories and references within the Bible’s text. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0mE8IDLynE

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    Children in Heaven

    What happens to children when they die? We’re covering Swedenborg’s beautifully detailed vision of the afterlife here. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through eighteenth-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written accounts of the afterlife. In Swedenborg’s book Heaven and Hell, he details how children look, behave, and grow in love and wisdom in heaven. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVJDMaXaafk

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    The Four Kinds of Love

    Love of self, love of others, love of material things, and love of God. Lead a spiritually fulfilling life by getting these love priorities in order! In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through eighteenth-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written philosophies about love. Throughout his vast volumes of writings, Swedenborg describes four kinds of love, the role each type plays in our lives, and how we can rearrange them if they fall out of order so that we can get back on the path of happiness and spiritual fulfillment. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPxZjSWzmPw

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    Why Bad Things Happen

    Good and evil are opposing forces that exist in everyone’s life. Buy why? We're here to share an interesting philosophy on why this duality is a necessary part of life. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through eighteenth-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written philosophies. Throughout his vast volumes of writings, Swedenborg describes the importance and consequences of free will and God’s role in the good and bad things that happen in our lives. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F3Gokp44Qo

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 3

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to answer your questions about God, existence, the afterlife, religion, spirituality, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide answers with the help of 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual insights. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdQHFQpfhCc

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    Throwback Show: Becoming More Human

    “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” How can we practice altruism in a “me, myself, and I” world? In this throwback episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through some of our past shows and videos on altruism or selfless love and actions towards others. As always, the content is based on 18th-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written philosophies. Throughout the vast volumes of his writings, Swedenborg describes ways we can reject materialism, self-centered cravings, etc. and focus on things that benefit all humanity. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CXsFCwI93Q

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    Why Jesus Was Born

    Why did God come to earth as Jesus? A high-level overview of who, what, when, where, and most importantly...why. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written philosophies on God--before, during, and after the birth of Jesus Christ. Throughout the vast volumes of his writings, Swedenborg offers a unique take on the spiritual purpose of God's manifestation as a human. So try to take an unbiased look at Swedenborg's version of the most significant life in human/spiritual history. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsbuxkXYbRI

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    Spiritual Detoxing

    Want to get rid of mental and emotional toxins? Cleanse your inner spiritual self so your outer physical self can operate from pure love & happiness. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written philosophies on spiritual toxins like materialism, self-centered cravings, etc. Throughout the vast volumes of his writings, Swedenborg describes a connection between the spiritual world and the human mind—and offers detoxification methods for keeping the pathways between the two clear so the Lord’s Divine love and wisdom can live and be shared through each individual. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5xxOXE-z74

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    The Light in the Afterlife

    Almost all near-death experiences include reports of light. Let's look at the accounts of Swedenborg and others to create a full picture of light in the afterlife. In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests guide us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual experiences, as well other modern near-death experiences. Throughout the vast volumes of Swedenborg's writings, he vividly documents the purpose of light in the afterlife. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXbn6Y78sxQ

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    Spiritual Light

    Why do we call a new level of understanding “enlightenment”? Maybe it’s because truth is light in the spiritual world! In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s written accounts of his explorations of the spiritual world. Throughout the vast volumes of his writings, Swedenborg documents how light and colors correspond with spiritual truths. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZk4cMz9tjU

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    The Effect of Gratitude

    Neurological, social, and spiritual benefits. How does a simple act of gratitude provide all these benefits and more? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s philosophies about gratitude. Throughout the vast volumes of his writings, Swedenborg asserts that God continuously provides us with gifts. When we show gratitude to God for the gifts he has given, it creates a continuous cycle of good in-good out that has a reverberating effect throughout humanity and heaven. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WluBvWDAPKk

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 2

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to answer your questions about God, existence, the afterlife, religion, spirituality, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide answers with the help of 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual insights. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdCvn_FpCoc

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    Throwback Show: New Angles on Life

    Open your mind to new perspectives. Inspiring clips from past shows about different ways to look at life and purpose! In this throwback episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation will guide you through some of our short videos and Swedenborg and Life episodes about the benefits of approaching ideas in a fresh way. You'll also get glimpses into the making of some of the videos. As always, the content is based on 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual explorations and revelations. Check it out! This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8zXhfItd3U

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    The Modern of Cain and Abel

    Literal murder or spiritual murder. Why did Cain “kill” Abel and what were the spiritual consequences for all humanity? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through the inner meaning 18th-century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s found in this Bible story. Join us for a fascinating take on what Cain and Abel represent and how/why spiritual murders are committed to this day in the name of being “right.” This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eZ9aaSko2U

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    What God Can't Do

    Banish evil from earth, cure cancer, and make the paralyzed walk again. Why can’t an all-powerful God make these things a reality? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual insights to see what the laws of the divine design mean for an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present God. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlXJLOkOi1A

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    The Lies Evil Spirits Tell Us

    Negativity, hatred, isolation, and confusion. How do these psychological spiders creep into our minds and spin webs of deceit? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual insights to see if they can shine a light on the spiderwebs in our minds so we can avoid their traps. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaqd9Fhsxpg

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    The World of Spirits

    Is there a spiritual realm or sorting station between heaven and hell? Can we do something here on earth to create a clearer path to heaven? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s explorations of the afterlife to see what they reveal about the world of spirits and what we can do on earth now to align our hearts and minds with love and good so we’re prepared for heaven when we die. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoaPwhzDHWM

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    The Different Kinds of Angels

    Angelic afterlife. Who’s out there in the world of spirits? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s explorations of the afterlife to see what they reveal about the types of angels that exist in the spiritual world. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61GUEdk1P88

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    How to Find Your True Self

    What is our purpose in life, and how do we find it? How does life on Earth prepare us to flourish in the spiritual world? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s written records about his explorations of the afterlife to see what they say about how an awareness of our inner and outer selves leads us to our true purpose in this life and the next. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m9uAecvftM

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    The Nature of Auras

    Vibes, colors, and odors. What can these senses teach us about a person’s inner spirit? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s written records about his explorations of the afterlife to see what they say about auras, and more specifically, what they reveal and how we can cultivate positive auras within ourselves. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36vjVAcQZ98

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    Modern Spiritual Experiences

    Spiritually transformative experiences, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences. What can these phenomena teach us about this life and the next? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s explorations of the afterlife to see what they reveal about the benefits of spiritual world awareness. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zt-FKR23zg

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    How to Love

    Are humans wired for greater love of self or greater love of others? If altruism can be learned, let's study how to love (more selflessly)! In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s recorded spiritual explorations to see what they reveal about how altruistic love can deepen our experience in the physical world. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1vLrF-BeGY

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    Throwback Show: The Afterlife

    We’ve covered a lot of afterlife content this year. Let’s explore the most intriguing clips from our shows about the spiritual world! In this throwback episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation will guide you through some of Swedenborg and Life’s most popular episodes on heaven, hell, angels, communicating with loved ones who’ve passed, and more. As always, the content is based on 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual explorations and revelations. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0L9TpLqQPc

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    A Day in the Life of an Angel

    Heart-warming homes, joyous communities, and fulfilling jobs. These are all part of an angel’s life in the spiritual world. And there’s much more…In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual seer Emanuel Swedenborg’s recorded explorations of the afterlife to see what they reveal about the lives of angels. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3BmPm7DPv0

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    Where Dreams Come From

    Dreams are a very strange part of our reality. What's the spiritual purpose and source of our dreams? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s mystical explorations and revelations to see if they can help us make sense of our dreams. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bfbNf3OpmU

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    The Spiritual Battles of Jesus Christ

    Jesus’ inner struggles are documented in the Bible. Do they contain hidden spiritual messages we can all learn from? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s recorded explorations of the Divine to see if they can help bring the spiritual truths of Jesus’ internal battles to the surface. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVVOypnm9bU

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    How Spirits Talk

    Full of wisdom and much more efficient than earth language. Let’s explore angelic language…In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s recorded spiritual explorations and revelations to see what they can tell us about how spirits talk. Swedenborg said of angels: “Their love and wisdom unite in speech. As a result, it is so full of wisdom that they can in a single word express what we cannot say in a thousand words.” This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjtoiQcKXp8

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    Is the Devil Real?

    Is the devil a slithering snake, fallen angel, or monster from hell? Or is the devil a more subtle presence right here in our world? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s recorded spiritual explorations and revelations to see what they can tell us about evil, hell, and the spiritual tools God gives us to reject the devil. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljR4_gs0Tek

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    The Meaning of Adam and Eve

    Scientifically unsound and fictitious at the surface. Spiritually relevant and profound below the surface. In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests use 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual exploration of the inner meaning of the Bible to shed new light on the Adam and Eve narrative. When interpreted symbolically, the story has profound meaning for our lives today and points to a deeper connection between the physical and spiritual worlds in the future. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVlVBOsW5jk

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    Spiritual Questions Answered 1

    Our philosophically-minded panel is here to answer your questions about God, existence, the afterlife, religion, spirituality, and more! In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests take questions from viewers and provide answers with the help of 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual insights. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hE70Ad1ku4

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    8 Strange Places in the Afterlife

    Rainbows, turtles, and cities. Are any of these a part of the heaven you imagine? In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests explore the eight strangest places Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg described in his firsthand accounts of the afterlife.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk48ePb7i6g

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    How to Free Your Mind from Hell

    Just like our electronic devices, our minds are constantly on the receiving end of information—some good, some bad. We get user’s manuals with our electronics, but our minds don’t come with instructions. Where can we find the tools we need to combat negative, destructive thoughts so we can perform optimally? In this episode, Host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation utilizes the help of an experienced therapist and spiritual practitioners to explore Emanuel Swedenborg’s ideas on using consciousness and reflection to free our minds from negativity.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B832ykXZeYU

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    Was Swedenborg Crazy?

    So we’ve been talking about Emanuel Swedenborg and his accounts of the material and spiritual worlds for a full year now, but there may be some people wondering how his claims to have visited the afterlife could possibly be true. When this 18th-century Swedish Renaissance man wrote and published volumes of firsthand accounts of heaven and hell, evil spirits, and heavenly angels, did he really see all of those things? Was it all in his head? In this special anniversary episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation utilizes the help of an esteemed psychologist and theological scholars to explore Swedenborg and the historical and anecdotal evidence of his sanity and character.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_ZP30NFYf8

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    How You End Up in Heaven or Hell

    Should we fear death? Will we be harshly judged and condemned for our sins? Or will we experience eternal peace and joy? In this episode, Host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests explore what Emanuel Swedenborg had to say about the multiple stages a spirit goes through in the afterlife and how the human digestive system is a great representation of this spiritual clarification process.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-wnqBqa6xM

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    What Light and Heat Can Tell You About God

    How can we see and feel God’s spiritual work in the physical world? In this episode, Host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests explore what we can learn about the spiritual elements of love and wisdom through the physical manifestations of light and heat. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyBhgsf7TWA

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    Spiritual Physics

    Is there a connection between spirituality and physics? What is the nature of the mind? In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guest and physicist Dr. Ian J. Thompson explore the answers to these questions from spiritual and scientific perspectives.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndTtR9qKsH0

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    What the 7 Days of Creation Mean

    Was everything we see around us really created in seven days? Could that story in Genesis actually have something to say to each of us, right now? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dElLLLbUNY

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    The Spiritual Force Behind Music

    Why does music make us feel the way it does? How does music affect our spirits? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVdGsvo2bIU

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    How to Deal with Evil Spirits

    Are there negative spiritual influences at work in our lives? How do they operate, and what can we do about them? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmWrAoML2hE

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    The Spiritual Future of the Human Race

    Is the human race ever going to be happier, more loving, and more wise than it is now? What would that future look like? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN0c1q_Ca2M

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    The Spiritual History of the Human Race

    What were people like spiritually in the earliest times? Have we changed much since then? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IPGEzj9GAg

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    Raymond Moody: What the Words of the Dying Mean

    Those who are nearing the end of their lives are often reported to say poetic, unusual things in the hours shortly before death. Are these communications just nonsense? Or do they hold a hidden message?

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwUKMHyGar8

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    How the Spiritual World is Like the Internet

    How does the spiritual world work? Is there anything like it in the physical world? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdV8rxVHT2o

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    The Shape of Heaven

    How is heaven organized? And what does the body we all wear around every day have to do with it? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX6ma_MZHKg

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    How Different Religions Coexist in Heaven

    Is there a way for people with different opinions and beliefs to live in harmony? Could the human race actually be better off because of its differences? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNoAwJ1a9WQ

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    What God Looks Like

    Is it possible to see God? And would we all see God in the same way? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

    This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOJxMGQWdy8

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